Life 2 years after surgery

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/26/2007 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I started this earlier today, but I had to erase everything because it sounded like one big "pity party". So I will try again.
Tomorrow I celebrate 2 years after De Vinci. 2 years, 2 months, and seven days since I learned I had PC. What a ride. How one's life can change. I am so blessed to have been "prepared" for all of this. God gave me everything I needed to get me through. The best wife in the world, friends, church, and a whole bunch of love from people that I don't even know. He also led me to all of you. What a blessing.
So tomorrow, I will kiss my wife, go to work, say a prayer, and get on with the journey. No single malt, but maybe some Tennesse Tea in the evening. Just to celebrate. I thought, earlier today I was going to be real down about this, but I just feel like I've gotta a whole lotta living, lovin', and laughin' left to do. I think I will buy some green banana's. (old joke)
I will celebrate because I am still here and still fighting. I love a good fight. We all have our journey, right Bill? It is best taken with friends. I am so glad you are on this little trek with me.
So to everyone out there that is still fighting and to those who are just now starting the fight, I say............................WAR EAGLE.
Love and blessings to all.
Age: 54
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007
Casodex 4/2007
Spread to Spine (L4 & T5), rib, and pelvis
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.9 8/2007
PSA 4.9 9/2007

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 9/26/2007 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
So much better taken with friends. So very much better.




as biker90 (Jim) once reminded me (thanks, Jim)

August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
Four month post treatment PSA is 1.9.  (This is a very good result.)
No side, or after effects.  None.
I have aged a year and am now 63.  How did that happen?

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 9/26/2007 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
In this world how perfect is it that we have each other?

WAR EAGLE to all,

Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 No Symptoms
PSA: 7.96, Positive DRE
Biopsy Right: 6 of 6 Cores Positive Biopsy Left: 1 of 6 Cores Positive
Gleason: 4+3 = 7 Stage: T2B N0 MX
3 mo. PSA Post LRP Surgery: 11.8, 12.9, 13.9 Bone scan, CT scan, Endorectal MRI, Chest XR - neg.
09/06/06: 6 mo. PSA: 18.8 Distant lymph node involvement Start HT Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.3
06/06/07: PSA 0.1
09/05/07: PSA 0.1

Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 9/26/2007 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Cheers to Tennessee tea, green bananas and many more years to kiss your wife!! 
Father's Information
DX July 15, 2007
Age 62 (now 63)
PSA 5.5
Original Gleason 3+4=7 
Post Surgery Gleason- 4+3=7
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Positive Right Margin
One positive node
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
T3a N1 M0
In process of determining follow up therapy

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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 9/26/2007 11:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi War Eagle

You are so right that others help us thru this. My wife & I find ourselves spending lots of time here on the internet sharing our journey with new friends we have made here. Our family has never been thr PCA and have no idea what a PSA or a Gleason or positive margins or anything relating to prostate cancer is about. They mean well and always are kind and full of well wishes but I think you have to live with it in order to understand it. I am so grateful that this forum exists and we do have a place to share, vent, ask, feel, worry and so many more emotions can come out here that other people truly do understand and care.

Best Wishes


Rick & Diana
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean

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